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New Poll - Supernatural
This week's poll was suggested by VawX. The original intent of the question was specifically about ghosts and spirits in the sense of a horror movie, or maybe a poltergeist that likes to mess with people. The choice about God is more of twist of turning the question religious. Not the original intent, but I felt it needed to be there to make the choices more complete

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Least important quality of a scanlation
Choices:
Fonts - votes: 792 (17%)
Color (or grayscale) balance - votes: 279 (6%)
Image resolution - votes: 104 (2.2%)
Readability of the English - votes: 142 (3%)
Regularity of releases - votes: 225 (4.8%)
"Clean" images (lack of artifacts) - votes: 213 (4.6%)
Redrawing of the images - votes: 548 (11.7%)
Accurate translation of the original language - votes: 197 (4.2%)
Speed of release between raw and scanlation - votes: 766 (16.4%)
Volume vs. magazine raws - votes: 1404 (30.1%)
There were 4670 total votes.
The poll ended: June 22nd 2018

I'm surprised that the source of the raw is the least important for a lot of people. It actually influences a bunch of other stuff...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 23rd 6:23am
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New Poll - Scanlation Features 2
achyif suggested that we repeat a poll from a few weeks ago but change the question to the opposite. What's the least import feature of a scanlation?

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Got a waifu / husbando?
Choices:
Already have a IRL spouse, but a side waifu / husbando is good too - votes: 234 (5%)
I refuse to participate in having a relationship of any kind - votes: 742 (15.9%)
I have several. Polygamous is fine - votes: 629 (13.5%)
I only seek to pursue IRL relationships - votes: 1250 (26.7%)
Already have one - votes: 632 (13.5%)
Have yet to find one - votes: 1189 (25.4%)
There were 4676 total votes.
The poll ended: June 16th 2018

Someone graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Nico Yazawa pillow in hand
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 16th 7:28am
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New Poll - Waifu / Husbando
This week's poll from Transdude1996 is a bit strange... The different options reflect fictional characters versus your real life. It does help to do a quick Google of what waifu / husbando really mean.

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Which interrobang?
Choices:
!? - votes: 2435 (42.6%)
?! - votes: 3280 (57.4%)
There were 5715 total votes.
The poll ended: June 9th 2018

When I was a scanlator many years ago, I exclusively used !?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 9th 7:13am
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New Poll - Interrobang
Our member GodricKharg brought up the question of interrobangs, so here's a poll about them (not the question he asked, but it's related). In case you're curious, here's the Wikipedia article:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interrobang

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Many magazine scans have extraneous pieces of text over the actual manga content. What should the translator do?
Choices:
Leave it untranslated. It's not important. - votes: 2424 (56.5%)
Translate everything on the page. Every. Single. Thing. - votes: 1864 (43.5%)
There were 4288 total votes.
The poll ended: June 2nd 2018

If it's not related to the manga you're reading, why bother translating it?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 2nd 7:48am
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New Poll - Unrelated Magazine Text
This week has another poll suggested by 8-3. You know how in magazine scans there's usually text on the side that announces news items, new series, or just plain advertisements? Do you think those should be translated?

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: A trademarked name is used in the text, but the author blanked it out or altered it. What should the translator do?
Choices:
Change it to a generic (i.e., chocolate snack) - votes: 242 (5.3%)
Change it to the actual name (i.e., Pocky) - votes: 712 (15.5%)
Leave it as the author wrote it (i.e., Poc*y) - votes: 3640 (79.2%)
There were 4594 total votes.
The poll ended: May 26th 2018

Pretty overwhelming results
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 26th 7:07am
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New Poll - Trademarks in Manga
This slightly odd poll was suggested by 8-3. You know how real life brands are used in stories because it adds realism (or advertising dollars)? Sometimes the author alters the name so that they won't get sued for using it. In those instances, what should the translator do about it?

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Opinion about manipulation techniques in manga (mind control, hypnosis, memory manipulation, puppetry, possession, drugs, etc)
Choices:
Come on, fight it! Don't let them control you!!! - votes: 745 (18.4%)
Love reading about it - votes: 638 (15.8%)
Mwahaha just one word and s/he'll betray them all - votes: 249 (6.2%)
Stupid and/or not realistic - votes: 460 (11.4%)
Just another tool in the toolbox - votes: 1577 (39%)
Very disturbing - votes: 376 (9.3%)
There were 4045 total votes.
The poll ended: May 19th 2018

Seems like most people are fine with having it as content in a series
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 19th 7:17am
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